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Several local teams make the grade

Nine local varsity teams have won Central Coast Section 2019 Spring Season Scholastic Championship Team Awards for earning one of the five highest collective grade-point averages among all schools competing in that sport this season. The Mountain View High boys volleyball (3.5180 GPA) and St. Francis High gymnastics (3.5379) teams ranked second in their sports; Mountain View’s boys tennis (3.6890) and gymnastics (3.072) teams took third; Mountain View’s badminton (3.6330) and boys lacrosse teams (3.2370) finished fourth; and St. Francis’ boys golf (3.3330), boys lacrosse (3.2091) and boys track and field (3.2869) teams placed fifth. The squads will receive team awards and individual certificates from the CCS, which instituted the awards in 1985.

AYSO Region 43 kicks off registration

Registration has opened for AYSO Region 43’s fall soccer season. The Los Altos-based region is for boys and girls born in 2006-2015. Students from Santa Rita, Covington, Almond, Gardner Bullis, Bullis Charter, Pinewood, St. Nicholas and Egan schools usually play in Region 43. AYSO has six philosophies: everyone plays, player development, positive coaching, good sportsmanship, balanced teams and open registration. Pay registration fees by Monday to receive a discount. To register and for more information, visit

LA, MV high schools in search of coaches

Los Altos High seeks several coaches for the 2019-20 school year. The Eagles need assistant coaches for football (fall sport) and head coaches for cheerleading (fall/winter), boys lacrosse (spring) and girls lacrosse (spring). If interested, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a head coach for junior-varsity girls volleyball. If interested, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women’s golf group welcomes new members

Tuesday Toppers, a women’s nine-hole golf group with local members, tees off 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pruneridge Golf Club, 400 Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara. Cost is $5, plus $17-$22 per round. To join the group and for more information, visit

Registration remains open for basketball camp at LAHS

Los Altos Basketball Camp – directed by Los Altos High boys basketball head coach Trevor Naas – is scheduled for two sessions this summer: June 17-20 and June 24-27. Both sessions run 9 a.m. to noon in the school’s main gym. The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 3-8. Campers will be taught fundamental skills of the game and participate in a variety of drills, competitions and games led by Naas and his camp coaching staff. Cost is $225 for one session, $400 for both. Scholarships are available. To register and for more information, visit

City of Mountain View offers open gym for teens

The Mountain View Recreation Division’s Teen Open Gym, free and open to the city’s middle and high school students, is scheduled 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Whisman Sports Center, 1500 Middlefield Road. The weekly events offer youth a place to play basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. Participants are required to show their student IDs at the door. For more information, call 903-6331.

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